I have never been happier to see a year leave me as I was to see 2010 go away. It was a bad year. It was my year of being broken. Broken relationships. Broken trusts. Broken hearts. Broken Jenn. I lost friends and gained weight. I lost trust and gained cynicism. I saw friends hurting and it broke my heart. But that is last year. That calendar is gone. Thrown away. Never to come back.
I am excited about this new year. This new me. My word for 2011 is achieve. I plan to achieve the goals that eluded me in 2010. I plan to achieve closer relationships with those in my life. I plan to strengthen the faith I did find last year. That is one thing I did manage to pull out of last year. A stronger spirituality. Not one based on someone else’s idea or ideals. But to reach inside to the faith and spirituality I grasped onto last year. If nothing else, I will achieve peace in my life. I will no longer mourn what was lost but will embrace what I have found.
And I am not going to do it with the overwhelming way I have tried to achieve things in the past– with huge to-do lists and enormous goals that seem unattainable if I look at them all stacked together. This year it will be as I know it should be– one day at a time. That I can do. That I am excited about.
Are you with me? Bit by bit I will share the goals I have for the year and ones that I see beginning to happen now. What goals to you have? What do you want to achieve this year? This month? This week? Share them!
Together we can…we will… achieve in 2011.
So glad to see you ’round the bloggy world now that we’ve turned the page on 2010!
Like you, Jenn, I’m not going all gang-busters with resolutions so much as goals. And my primary goal is to simplify: my life, my finances, my commitments, my home. And, like you, I’m trying to do it in small, manageable, day-to-day chunks.
We can cheer each other on! Here’s to achieving in 2011…
I am with you on that journey, my friend. Here’s to 2011. Now I just need to find a way to see your wonderful face. 🙂
Here’s to the new year! May it be a really good one.
I like that word – Achieve. Let’s do that in 2011. Happy new year Jenn! 🙂
I have a lot of the same goals. But, I called mine challenges. Become closer to my kids, closer to God. And save money. Oh, and diet. 🙂 Good Luck with your goals this year!